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HPC 2008 Deployment - Updating settings on my nics automatically

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  • Dear All,

    I am trying to get to grips with deployment of Nodes using the built in bare metal os deployment in HPC 2008 (not r2)

    I have servers with 3 or 5 nics, all need a static ip address set (not using dhcp, except for PXE)

    So i use a small script to set the ip addresses using the netsh command, i have kind of gotten this to work.

    But after my node template deployment sequence has completed, HPC 2008 Cluster manager starts doing these items :

    (Text from my provisioning log)

    Time                   Message

    11/15/2010 9:03:08 AM            Adding IP address 192.168.1.207:255.255.255.0 to network adapter 'Mellanox IPoIB Adapter'.

    11/15/2010 9:03:01 AM            Adding IP address 10.211.43.207:255.255.254.0 to network adapter 'HP NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter #2'.

    11/15/2010 9:03:01 AM            Updating the name of the network adapter Infiniband to Application

    11/15/2010 9:03:01 AM            Updating the name of the network adapter Local Area Connection 2 to Private

     

    Where do these settings come from? , how can i control this?

    i.e i have already set the names of my lan connections, and given them ip addresses in my script earlier in the deployment sequence.

    Br

    Patric

     

    Friday, November 19, 2010 9:52 AM

Answers

  • Hi, These message is telling admin that, our management service discovered the NIC and identfied which is "application", "Private" or "Enterprise". Then those information are stored in our system. In order to better recognize the adapter, our system will rename the lan name as you see to "Enterprise", "Application" or "Private" which is out of your control now. Meanwhile, other NIC won't be touched.

    And it is totally fine you change to static ip address with your own scripts.


    Qiufang Shi
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:56 AM